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File Sharing to selected PC's

Discussion in 'Networking' started by babel1900, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. babel1900

    babel1900 Thread Starter

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    I have 9 computers in total (all are using XP Pro), 1 of which is being used as the main computer where all my files are stored- the other 8 PC's connect to this 1 computer using a workgroup system to share files.

    What i would now like to do though is share another set of additional folders with 3 of the 8 computers, so 3 can access these folders while the other 5 cannot. (While still sharing the previous folders that im already sharing).

    So 2 different folders, 1 being shared with all 8 computers. Another folder being shared with only 3 computers.


    Ive been googling how to do this but i thought it may be best to ask on here and see if someone could guide me better into performing this. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Windows file shares are based on user accounts. So, for the folders to be shared with specific people, just remove the Everybody from the permissions and only share them with specific user accounts. All of the workstations should have unique name/password logins, and the main computer should have a matching user account for each of the connecting workstations.
     
  3. babel1900

    babel1900 Thread Starter

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    ok so in the permissions tab i should put the username of the person that i want to access the file, should i leave anything else in there?

    And what about the security tab, what should be in there?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Make sure Simple Sharing is NOT enabled.

    Right click on the shared folder and select the Security tab.

    Remove Everyone and add the specific users that you wish to grant access.
     

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